Announcing the winner!
We are very happy to announce the artistic duo IN QUATRA PERSONA aka. Martin Errichiello and Filippo Menichetti (IT) was selected as the winners of the Lucy Art Residency 2018 from 333 applications to our Open Call. Last year we also invited the runner ups and we decided to continue this tradition by offering to Tereza Zelenkova and Peter Watkins the opportunity to present their work in Kavala during the Public Talks events of the residency program.
Last but not least we would like to thank all the artists that applied and the jurors for the amazing job they did in reviewing the portfolios.We are looking forward to introducing everyone to Lucy and Kavala in June!
The LUCY ART RESIDENCY WORKSHOP
THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE WORKSHOP ARE NOW CLOSED. THE SELECTED ARTISTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED.
As part of the expanded Lucy Art Residency events program, artists Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt will join with Void on a 5-day workshop in the Greek city of Kavala.
Photographers and lens-based artists are invited to take part in this workshop, that will be divided in 2 complimentary phases:
Phase 1 - Tutored by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, the participants will work on researching and producing a photographic project in Kavala. Klara & Thobias will work with the selected photographers on how to approach and deal with the discrepancy of the “Visible and the Spoken”, introducing them into how to approach this concept and how to use it as a primordial soup and help new forms emerge in photographs, narratives and ideas.
Phase 2 - Tutored by the Void team, the participants will produce a book dummy from the imagery produced on the first days. The idea is to take the narratives and concepts explored with Klara & Thobias into the concrete object realm: the book. Edited, designed and bound from scratch, a dummy will be produced and presented to the public during the Lucy Art Residency Talks on the last day of the workshop.
The ultimate aim of the 5-day workshop is to span the execution of a photographic process from its seed theoretical perspective, to the concrete workmanship final form of a book making. Working on all façades of the photographic narrative: from the concepts and questions raised before the shutter is even pressed, to the sequencing and design of a publication.
Our goal is to have a group of both locals and visitors to the city, as one of the purposes of the workshop is to pair and confront distinctive views about the same subject: the attached and knowledgeable view of those who are familiar with Kavala and its stories vs. the visitors’ gaze and their new perceptions and paradigms.
Neither are true or false, right or wrong. And we believe this workshop will help to build, in a proportion of 1 + 1 = 3, the best result out of it.
Klara Källström (1984) and Thobias Fäldt (1978) have been working together since 2005 and are based in Sweden. Since 2011, they are the founders of the publishing platform B-B-B-Books. Their works have been exhibited internationally including Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow during Krakow Photomonth Festival, Le Bal (Paris), Photo Saint Germain (Paris), LACMA (Los Angeles), Trafó House of Contemporary Arts (Budapest), Aperture Foundation (New York), Kunstal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), Hasselblad Centre (Gothenburg) CFF/Center for Photography and Fotografiska (Stockholm). Källström and Fäldt have received the Documentary Award from the Museum of Work in Sweden (2015), Sundsvall Museum’s Art Award (2016), Greenhill Art Award (2014) and Scanpix Photo Prize (2012 and 2006). They have received scholarships from Iaspis: the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists for the Artist-in-Residence at Nova Iskra in Belgrade (2016) and from CALQ in Quebec, Canada (2013) and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm for the Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017). Källström and Fäldt hold working grants from the Swedish Arts and Grants Committee and The Writers Committee in Sweden. (http://kk-tf.com)
Void is a project fully dedicated to photography. Found in 2016, Void is an independent publisher, an alternative exhibition space in the heart of Athens. Void is a non-profit organization, and its goal is to publish established and up-and-coming artists both from Greece and abroad, as well as invest funding on education projects in Greece. ( https://void.photo/ )
This avant garde and ultra-modern hotel opened on April 1st, 1976. With its 217 rooms and the grand reception areas, it added an unprecedented impetus to the city’s tourism scene.
For more than two decades, the hotel was a point of reference for the tourism of the Kavala prefecture and the broader region.
The 1990s left their mark on LUCY hotel: the war in Yugoslavia, which disconnected the road connection of Kavala to Central Europe, and the general decline of the prefecture with the transfer of the main development projects to the neighboring prefectures of Thrace.
In 2006 the company’s management decided to launch a complete renovation project and upgrade the hotel to 5 stars.
The goal was to transform Lucy hotel into a luxury, modern unit, that provides the easy comfort and functionality of modern 5 star hotels, at the same time retaining is older classical chic glamour.
At the end of the 2007 summer tourism season, the renovation works started and they were completed in spring of 2009.
The central design concept for the new Lucy was to preserve the simple modernism which is characteristic for the avant-garde for its time building, and the 60s aesthetics, with strong interventions of modern structural applications.
The Open Call for 2019 will be announced in late Autumn 2018.
What does the residency offer? .
The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations will be encouraged.
what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.
The goal of this residency is to give the artist two weeks of free time to explore Kavala and the regions around the city. During the residency the artist will be asked to do a public talk in a cultural centre in the city. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents.
how to apply
The Applications are now closed. The Lucy Art Residency 2019 program will be announced on our web page and our Facebook Page in Autumn 2018.
What is included in the residency.
The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence, a 500 Euro artist fee and a per diem of 20 Euros for personal expenses.
What is not included in the residency
Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.
What disciplines are accepted in the residency?
Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.
Who can apply for the residency?
The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.
Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.
The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 11th - 28th of June. Please note that a number of the jurors will be invited to visit the residency on the weekend of 23rd-24th of June to meet the artist and to give a public talk in the city of Kavala.
Which are the dates of the residency?
Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee remain the same as with individual artists.
Are applications from artistic duos accepted?
Kavala, 654 04 Greece